Archive for August, 2011

#CabernetDay live chat with John Jordan 9/1/11 at 2 p.m. PST

by on August 30, 2011 in Events

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To celebrate Cabernet Day this Thursday, September 1, we’re hosting a live chat with John Jordan here on the blog at 2 p.m. PST. You can click on the video below during that time to watch John; questions can be posted in the comments box below. Also, at 3 p.m. PST that day, our Assistant Winemaker Ronald Du [...]

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Photography essay: seasons of the vineyard

by on August 24, 2011 in From the Vineyards

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Our video blog has gone two weeks without a video post. Wondering why? Laura and I have been hard at work in the editing studio, focusing on our entry to Wine Spectator’s annual video contest. Our contest entry combines the beauty of a grapevine’s life cycle with a fun twist, so we created a photo essay to [...]

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Jordan viticulturist receives award for contributions to agriculture

by on August 16, 2011 in News

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Viticulturist Brent Young has been named “Outstanding Young Person In Agri-Business” by the 2011 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Brent was selected as one of this year’s honorees due to his extensive community service and leadership in the Sonoma County farming community. Winners will receive awards at the Harvest Fair Awards Gala in Santa Rosa on September 24. Since joining Jordan in 2008, [...]

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Dinner party ideas: a simple, fresh edible centerpiece from the garden

by on August 8, 2011 in From the Kitchen

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Summer is my favorite season because it makes throwing dinner parties so easy. Step into a garden or farmer’s market, and you have all the inspiration (and ingredients) you’ll need to entertain guests outdoors in wine country style. One of my newest table decor ideas is the edible centerpiece–a simple, elegant design that doubles as a healthy, colorful first course. Our friends at Taste of [...]

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Viewers Choice Video #4: Pairing Cabernet and cheese at winery tastings

by on August 1, 2011 in From the Kitchen

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As part of our first Viewers Choice Video Contest, Cortney from Los Angeles requested a video about how we select the artisanal cheeses paired with Jordan Cabernet Sauvignons during our daily tours and tastings.  In this video, Executive Chef Todd Knoll discusses his wine-and-cheese-pairing philosophy, as well as why cow’s milk cheeses pair best with Cabernet Sauvignon, how triple-cream cheeses interact with [...]

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